Good to Great - Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't (Hardcover)

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Don't speed read this book. It will give you enough to think on for several weeks and no serious business owner should be without it. Collins and his crew have put an immense amount of research and thought into the facts that they present. They identify what it takes to stay on track as a company and consistently grow. This work is replete with examples of companies that consistently outperformed their field for 15 years and they also show comparison companies that underperformed in the same fields. They also show companies that performed very well, but did not sustain that success in the long term. This is one of the best business books ever written. No hype, just solid info.

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If you are good and tired of it, this may be the book that helps you get over the hump. The principles are descriptive of who the top 11 companies were and what they did, but they may be taken as foundations for decisions that become prescriptive for you. Many of the underlying principles support what Peter Drucker has been saying such as, "Get the right people. Character is more important than specific experience." Many books, but a relatively small percentage of books, are crowned as "must-read." For the business, church, educational institution, any organization, this is one of the must-reads.

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This is in my Top Ten

by tmott@tropixpools.com on 12/12/2001

Don't speed read this book. It will give you enough to think on for several weeks and no serious business owner should be without it. Collins and his crew have put an immense amount of research and thought into the facts that they present. They identify what it takes to stay on track as a company and consistently grow. This work is replete with examples of companies that consistently outperformed their field for 15 years and they also show comparison companies that underperformed in the same fields. They also show companies that performed very well, but did not sustain that success in the long term. This is one of the best business books ever written. No hype, just solid info. Read More

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by fcctim@conpoint.com on 7/11/2003

If you are good and tired of it, this may be the book that helps you get over the hump. The principles are descriptive of who the top 11 companies were and what they did, but they may be taken as foundations for decisions that become prescriptive for you. Many of the underlying principles support what Peter Drucker has been saying such as, "Get the right people. Character is more important than specific experience." Many books, but a relatively small percentage of books, are crowned as "must-read." For the business, church, educational institution, any organization, this is one of the must-reads. Read More

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The author of Built to Last uses his research on the Fortune 500 to create a blueprint for turning good companies into spectacular ones. 100,000 first printing. *Author: Collins, James C. *Subtitle: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Dont *Publication Date: 2001/10/01 *Number of Pages: 300 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.50 *Height: 9.50

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780066620992
SKU 30764650
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0066620996
Release Date 10/1/2001
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Editors Note BUILT TO LAST, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how longterm sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning.| But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? Are there those that convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? If so, what are the distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great?| Over five years, Jim Collins and his research team have analyzed the histories of 28 companies, discovering why some companies make the leap and others don't. The findings include:| Level 5 Leadership: A surprising style, required for greatness. |The Hedgehog Concept: Finding your three circles, to transcend the curse of competence. |A Culture of Discipline: The alchemy of great results. |Technology Accelerators: How good-to-great companies think differently about technology. |The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Why those who do radical restructuring fail to make the leap.
Annotation The result of a five-year study of companies that rose to the top and stayed there, GOOD TO GREAT identifies the characteristics that lead to success in business. Collins, also the author of BUILT TO LAST (2002), offers ways that companies can plan and change in order to make the climb with confidence over the long term.
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